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State of emergency : the way we were : Britain, 1970-1974

Author: Dominic Sandbrook
Publisher: London : Allen Lane, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"At the beginning of the 1970s, Britain seemed to be tottering on the brink of the abyss. Under the ungainly figure of Edward Heath, the optimism and prosperity of the sixties had become a distant memory. Now the headlines were dominated by strikes and blackouts, unemployment and inflation, car bombs and muggers. As the world looked on in horrified fascination, Britain seemed to be tearing itself apart. And yet amid  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sandbrook, Dominic.
State of emergency.
London : Allen Lane, 2010
(OCoLC)764405315
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dominic Sandbrook
ISBN: 9781846140310 1846140315
OCLC Number: 640084034
Description: xii, 754 pages [24] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Dominic Sandbrook.

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In the early 1970s, Britain seemed to be tottering on the brink of the abyss. Under Edward Heath, the optimism of the Sixties had become a distant memory. This book recreates the gaudy, schizophrenic  Read more...

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